Keeping up with the Joneses in June 2013

Tee and Sandwedges June 2013

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Tee and Sandwedges Publishers Note June 2013

MAY proved to be my travelling month with trips to Champagne Sports resort for our first senior event, joining the Nedbank Disabled event at Legends and a golf educational to The Mmabatho Palms resort and the adjacent Leopard Park golf course.

After hail and heavy rain in the Drakensberg our three-day event at the beautiful Champagne Sports resort proved to be a winner. With sunshine, the course in great condition and snow on the surrounding mountains the golfers, aged between 50 and 80, enjoyed a really Champagne Experience both on and off the course. It’s not often one wakes up to hearing a herd of Zebra chewing on pot plants, which occurred outside my window at the amazing Legends Golf and Safari Resort. This resort certainly is the nearest thing to getting back into Africa that I have experienced and I highly recommend all golfers try the Tribute short-hole course and the Legends course plus view the huge variety of game on the resort.

The Nedbank Disabled Tournament drew over 100 golfers including international golfers from Sweden, Britain, Holland and the USA. I sat next to a double amputee who after a bottle of wine said “at least I can’t get more legless”. This is an example of the incredible braveness and the camaraderie which was clearly evident at this amazing event.

I hadn’t been to Mmabatho for almost 20 years and it was great to see the resort and Leopard Park were still in great condition. Our huge thanks to Tracey Mkize (General Manager) and Thobile Sithole (Marketing) for their amazing hospitality – the food especially was exceptional and our rooms incredibly luxurious. We were thoroughly spoilt and look forward to returning to Mmabatho Palms for the Women’s Event in August.

Advice of the Month – Don’t mention Southern Chicken at mixed events or the Long Putter Rule to long putters.

See you on the tee.
Allan Jones

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